Ellucian: Fuelling New-age Education

Jeff Ray, President & CEO
Ellucian, a passionate technology and services company, has been providing cutting-edge solutions to remove learning barriers for more than four decades. “People choose the education industry with a core passion to help educators and administrators assist students learn and it’s a lifelong commitment that people make. We want to channel that passion for education and learning into making sure that we’re adopting new tools and technologies that remove barriers,” says Jeff Ray, President and CEO, Ellucian.

Built on the latest technologies, Ellucian’s wide range of products is focused on enhancing every aspect of the modern connected campus, fulfilling students’ and faculty’s expectations. For instance, St. Peter’s University, located in Jersey City, NJ wanted to establish an online BA/BS in business to reach adult learners and for students who were unable to attend traditional college courses. “What we wanted to do was to put the entire program online,” says Elizabeth Kane, dean of St. Peter’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies. “We needed something to differentiate the program from all the others available.” By partnering with Ellucian’s Academic and Grant Services’ instructional design team, the University developed an attractive online degree program that helped in retaining their high academic standards.

Ellucian also crafted a business curriculum using gamification including gameful-learning that successfully made the online courses exciting. Scoring and rewarding students as they progressed resulted in a more positive and self-motivated learning experience.

For students, Ellucian offers interconnected software and services designed to access registration, and financial aid. Ellucian’s integrated solutions connect administrative systems with Learning Management Systems (LMS), making it easier to manage online course content and reuse course materials. Using the company’s robust set of constituent relationship management solutions, institutes establish and cultivate relationships throughout the student lifecycle and beyond. These solutions enable organizations to view comprehensive details of interactions over time and make faster and better decisions about strategies with integrated and consistent data for improved education facilities. Further, Ellucian Brainstorm is a Competency-Based Education (CBE) solution that offers a personalized experience for students.

We want to channel our passion for education and learning into making sure that we’re adopting new tools and technologies that remove barriers

Educators seeking an effective competency-based education model can finally meet modern students wherever they are. Brainstorm builds the right content toward competencies students need to master, driving substantive faculty-student interactions, with insightful feedback.

Higher education industry is driving towards creating a community where students receive the services they demand, faculty facilitate teaching and learning in the classroom or online and departmental staff have the information and support to be more effective. All these necessary elements are fulfilled by Ellucian ERP system. Banner by Ellucian is the widely used higher education ERP that provides easy access, essential features, and speedy workflows for students, faculty, and staff alike. It strengthens major workflow in higher education, from student recruiting and retention to talent attraction and management.

With a view to empower institutions to extend, configure, and add technologies as campuses evolve—without sacrificing existing investments, the company has designed the Ellucian Extensible Ecosystem (XE). Ellucian XE is a technology strategy developed to protect institutions’ investments and help them expand or adopt solutions as priorities shift. Ellucian XE delivers a seamless experience to casual users and power users alike— whether they’re accessing applications via mobile, portal, or self-service interfaces.

With a positive outlook toward educating the world, Ellucian’s team believes in the power of collaboration, drawing on the collective insight of a global education community to help move education forward. In the days to come, the firm is evolving and all set to ensure that they leverage latest technologies to efficiently serve the higher education system.


Fairfax, VA

Jeff Ray, President & CEO

Provider of software and services higher education institutions need to help students succeed